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Friday, July 24, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Vatican II as “chosen trauma” and “chosen glory”

By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille on Jul 24, 2020 02:46 am
Four years ago at this time, I was beavering away on an essay on Orientalium Ecclesiarum, the document of the Second Vatican Council treating the Eastern Churches. I had been asked to contribute the essay [...]
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The Nantes Cathedral fire is a symptom of a growing problem across Europe

By Ellen K. Fantini on Jul 23, 2020 12:21 pm
This past Saturday morning, many awoke to images of another French cathedral on fire—this time in the heart of Nantes. In the early morning hours of July 18, a fire began in the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral. [...]
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Poetry’s Revival and Mr. Wilson

By David Paul Deavel on Jul 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Poetry used to be where, literarily speaking, it was at. For much of the last century, however, to talk about poetry has been to talk about a subject that has grown increasingly far from the [...]
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“Blotted out boundaries”: On the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By Jerry Salyer on Jul 22, 2020 08:00 pm
“A handful of individuals, some of them quite unused to moral responsibilities on such a scale, made it their business to extirpate the populations of Nagasaki and Hiroshima; we must make it our business to [...]
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The Next Pope and Vatican Diplomacy

By George Weigel on Jul 22, 2020 09:00 am
During a short papal flight from Boston to New York on October 2, 1979, Father Jan Schotte (later a cardinal but then a low-ranking curial official) discovered that Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, the Vatican’s Secretary of [...]
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Historical fiction at the service of Lockean liberalism

By Nathanael Blake on Jul 21, 2020 08:51 pm
Historical fiction is an honorable literary genre and there is no shame in writing it. Unfortunately, America’s Revolutionary Mind by C. Bradley Thompson has been marketed as a genuine American history, rather than the libertarian [...]
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Chinese Christians told: Replace Christ with Mao or lose government support

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 21, 2020 07:33 pm
CNA Staff, Jul 21, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Government authorities in Shanxi, China, are ordering people who receive government assistance to replace religious symbols in their homes, including pictures of Jesus, with pictures of [...]
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Bishop Hying on the ‘crisis of understanding’ on the Real Presence

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Jul 21, 2020 06:20 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that prompted the shutdown of public celebrations of Holy Mass for more than two months has strengthened the belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the [...]
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Lessons from St. Mary Magdalene, the Prophetess of Eucharistic Love

By Paul Senz on Jul 21, 2020 01:17 pm
St. Mary Magdalene has long been a figure surrounded by controversy, curiosity, and a bit of confusion. In recent years, Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code, portrayed her—against all evidence and logic—as the goddess-like [...]
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Transgender lawsuit against Catholic hospital cites new US Supreme Court precedent

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 21, 2020 01:03 am
CNA Staff, Jul 20, 2020 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- A Catholic hospital in Maryland faces a lawsuit from a person who presents as a transgender man because it would not perform a hysterectomy on the [...]
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